Report: time to withdraw life support for Bobbi Kristina


FOX 5 News has learned there's nothing more doctors can do for Bobbi Kristina Brown and they've told her father, Bobby Brown, it's time to withdraw life support, according to TMZ.

TMZ says, according to family sources, the decision is in Brown's hands but wants to wait until after the weekend to make the painful choice.

The tragic new details were revealed on Thursday, which was Bobby Brown's birthday. He was spotted leaving the hospital and appeared to be in good spirits and gave a thumbs up. Access Hollywood's Stephanie Bauer spoke personally to Brown, and she tells FOX 5 he is positive about her condition and praying for her recovery. 

Bobbi Kristina was moved to Emory University Hospital Tuesday and has been in a medically-induced coma since Saturday, when she was found lying face-down in a bathtub at her Roswell home. 

Officials release the initial incident report from the scene.

Bobbi Kristina is the daughter of recording artists Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. Bobby Brown released the following statement through his attorney earlier this week: "The report that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken to the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia is accurate. No additional information will be forthcoming. Privacy is requested in this matter. Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time."

According to TMZ, the accident has rekindled a decades-old fight between the Browns and the Houstons.

Despite the fighting, it seems the two families do have one thing in common: a dislike for Nick Gordon. Gordon was believed to be the husband of Bobbi Kristina until this week, when Bobby Brown's lawyer released a statement saying the couple was not legally married.

"We are currently investigating the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina," Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, legal counsel for Bobby Brown stated in a release sent to FOX 5 News late Tuesday. "To correct earlier reports, Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon."

Earlier this week, FOX 5 News learned that Bobbi Kristina had been moved from North Fulton Hospital to Emory. "We continue to request privacy in this matter. Please allow for our family to deal with this matter and give Bobbi Kristina the love and support she needs at this time," Bobby Brown released to FOX 5 News through his lawyer.

Bobbi Kristina was discovered Saturday morning inside the Ellard subdivision off Holcomb Bridge Road. Original reports indicated Nick Gordon found Brown and began CPR while a friend placed a call to emergency responders. Police arrived and took over life-saving measures before paramedics transported Brown to North Fulton Medical Center.

"We don't know if this was a medical condition where she had a problem in the tub or if it was any type of self-initiated or overdose type of situation," Holland explained.

Wednesday, an attorney said his client, 24-year-old Maxwell Lomas, was actually the person who found Brown, not Gordon. Lomas' attorney says his client called 911.

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Investigators obtained a search warrant for the townhouse and searched for any sign of what could have lead to Brown's condition. Police said they had not reported finding any drugs or prescription medications.

The incident has drawn parallels to the death of Brown's mother. Houston was discovered dead in a hotel bathroom in 2012.

"It is very bizarre that the same situation happens. I'm very, I feel very badly for the friends and the family and for her. You know, our thoughts and prayers are definitely with the, um, this family," said Officer Holland. "I can't say enough how sad this makes everybody. Any time we go to anybody's house and we have to help revive somebody, I mean, it is a difficult situation for a police officer [...] whether it be Bobbi Kristina or any citizen. It's very difficult."

The Houston family released the following statement on Monday:

"Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family. As her father already stated, we are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support."The family says Bobbi Kristina is surrounded by loved ones, but it's not clear if that includes her reported husband Nick Gordon. He's under a restraining order to stay 200 -yards away from Brown's aunt.

Police records show the man who called 911 when Brown was found in her bathtub was arrested on drug and weapons charges two weeks earlier.

FOX 5 will continue to update this developing story.

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